Sunday 13th May sees the fourth annual outing for Swindon’s only all-female big band – Swing Birds. This year, due to popular demand, they are migrating to the Wyvern Theatre, in Swindon, to allow even more music lovers to flock to the spectacle that is “Swing Birds and Roundabouts”.
Swing Birds was hatched in 2014 by Bird in Chief, Mo Squires, with an aspiration to bring together local musicians and fulfil a lifetime ambition of playing in an all-female line-up, inspired by bands such as Ivy Benson’s. What was only ever supposed to be a “one off” performance proved to be so popular, with both band and audience, that they sold out the Swindon Arts Centre two years running and have amassed a loyal and enthusiastic following. The Birds come from all walks of life; many are involved with music in a professional capacity, some just for fun, but all show great commitment to making every performance a success.
As well as tried and tested big band classics, Swing Birds also feature exceptional arrangements by talented local musicians. Blues and wartime-era swing are blended effortlessly with current hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, many featuring their fabulous vocalists. What will they surprise the audience with this time?!
The special guest will, once again, be the immensely talented drummer, Crissy Lee. Crissy has been drumming all her life and is widely acclaimed as being Europe’s finest female drummer. A distinguished career has seen her travel the globe, appearing on numerous TV shows and sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest celebrities, even touring with the Beatles.
Swing Birds are delighted to be supporting Swindon Cares at this event, to help raise money for The Nelson Trust and Swindon Women’s Aid via a collection on the night.
So come and experience the joy of live music, delivered as only Swing Birds can – with style, panache and more than a little humour!
Tickets and information HERE